MEHERPUR, APRIL 17, 2019 : Awami League (AL) Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu today said the goal of the country’s first government, which took oath in Mujibnagar on April 17, 1971 to materialise dream of Bangabandhu, has already been accomplished.
“Foundation of rural economy has been significantly strengthened as allowances for elderly people, widows, children, differently able people and pregnant women have launched,” he said while addressing a discussion marking the Mujibnagar Day here as the chief guest.
The government is providing houses to the families who have only land, but do not have the capacity to build a house on their land, the veteran Awami League leader said.
The beggars are also being rehabilitated, Amu said, adding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been awarded internationally as recognition of her great initiatives.
AL Advisory Council Member and Historic Mujibnagar Day Observance Committee Convener Engineer Mosharraf Hossain presided over the programme.
AL acting General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, lawmakers of the district State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain and Shahiduzzaman Khokan, AL Organizing Secretary and Whip Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, Saifuzzaman Shikhor and Abdur Rahman, among others, addressed the programme.
Addressing the discussion, Mahbubul Alam Hanif said the Liberation War started in 1971 following the path of 1947.
“Our valiant sons liberated the country through nine-month-long war. (But) Khaleda Zia stigmatized the freedom fighters by giving freedom-fighter status to non-freedom fighters and making anti-liberators as ministers,” he added.
Seeking international recognition of 30 lakh martyrs in the Liberation War, Hanif said a vested quarter tried to wipe out the history of Liberation War creating controversy over number of martyrs of Independence War.
“But the history of Liberation War could not be wiped out, no matter how much efforts are put to this end,” the AL leader said.
Earlier, Amir Hossain Amu along with AL central leaders placed wreaths at the Mujibnagar Memorial Monument and formally hoisted the national flag.
Later, freedom fighters, police, Ansar-VD, BNCC, scout and school students gave guard of honour to them.
A musical drama titled ‘Bodle Jao, Bodle Dao’ (Let get changed, make change) was staged there.
The programme of the day began with hoisting of the national flag at dawn atop Liberation War Memorial Monument at Mujibnagar. Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Meherpur Md Ataul Gani hoisted the national flag while Superintendent of Police Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman and Additional DC Ibadat Hossain were present on the occasion, among others.